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Osinbajo leaves for Canada on 3-day visit, to discuss education issues



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Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will on Sunday leave for a high level visit to Canada.

The North American country was last visited by then President Olusegun Obasanjo twenty-two years ago.

When in Canada, Osinbajo, a Senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) will seek for ieducational collaboration, technology, creative industry and climate justice, among other issues that would be of immense benefit to Nigeria. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande on Sunday in Abuja, said Osinbajo’s visit would strengthen diplomatic relations with Canada.

Personalities, Osinbajo will meet in Canada include the Canadian Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, other top parliamentarians and members of the Canadian government in Ottawa.

He noted that “the Vice President will give a public lecture at the Queen’s University in Kingston on Wednesday.

“Established in 1841, Queen’s University is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive academic institutions and is famous for its role in advancing the goals of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

“Earlier, he would be received at the Ontario-based Carleton University, which has significant engagements and collaborations with some educational institutions in Nigeria, with ongoing efforts to deepen the mutual relationships around issues including research and curriculum development.

“Nigeria and Canada have over the years maintained cordial bilateral relationships.

“Indeed Nigeria is Canada’s largest trading partner in Africa and both countries also have a Bi-National Commission, the only one of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“While in Canada, the Vice President will also meet with the leadership of the Nigerian community, including from Nollywood artistes based in the country and notable Canadian government officials with Nigerian origins.

“He will also meet with representatives of the Canadian business community and investors especially from the creative industry and technology sector.

“The VP is expected back in Abuja later in the week.”

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